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Importance of Car Seats for Babies and Children

Importance of Car Seats for Babies and Children

It is important for every parent to ensure the safety of their child in any vehicle. Car seats primarily are used as a protective gear installed for babies and toddlers to prevent major injuries in the event of a car crash. The ordinary seat belt is in actually not suitable for young children as the belt is rather ill-fitting for them and will fail to serve its purpose of saving lives.

Use of a car seat will ensure your child’s safety as the multiple belts and lock will keep the child secured. In the event of a crash, these respective belts will make sure that your child does not catapult forward and injure. Proper car seat use reduces the risk of injury, hospitalization or death by greater than 70% when compared with seat belts or no restraints. 

As parents, our primary duty is to make sure our child is safe and healthy at all times. Buying a car seat is one of the many important decisions you must make to ensure safety. In fact, in certain countries, some hospitals will not let you send a child home if the vehicle does not have a car seat for the child. A mother’s lap or arm around the child will not be able to protect the child from the intense damages of a car accident. Hence it is best to keep a car seat in your car if you have a child under the age of 5 in your household.

There are different kinds of car seats. For example, the Rear Facing Car Seat is used when you have an infant. It is the safest option for the baby until at least two years old. The Forward Facing Car Seat is used when the kid matures to the age of five. Booster Car Seats are used until the kid has grown tall enough to use the regular seat belt available in the car.

When buying a car seat, make sure that the latches are in place within the car to secure the car seat. When attaching the car seat, make sure to install it at a 45-degree angle, it is proved to be the safest for the baby.

Our Donna car seat can transform from a car seat to a stroller, in less than 5 seconds. It brings ease for you and your little one to get in and out of the car. You have never have to lug around heavy car seats anymore, you can even easily navigate the streets, hop on the train or walk up the stairs, without disturbing your sleeping child.